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DWIPP: 6- Paul Byrd, 2000

6. Paul Byrd in 2000

A year removed from winning 15 games, Paul Byrd’s record was just 2-9 in 2000.  He had an ERA of 6.51 and 1.49 WHIP in 83 innings of work. 

Byrd allowed 17 home runs.  Batters had more hits off him than the amount of innings he pitched.  Opponets slugged .529 against the right hander and left handed hitters batted .333 with an OPS of 1.107 off him.

Byrd spent the majority of the year as a starter, however he pitched in relief for 2.1 innings.  As a starer, his ERA was 6.14 and 19.29 in relief.

During the month of April, Byrd had an ERA of 10.19 in 17 innings, allowing 20 runs on 23 hits.  His ERA was 6.30 before the All Star Break.  During the second half of the season, his ERA was over 7.

In 2001, Byrd had an 8.10 ERA in 10 innings, and the Phillies traded him to Kansas City for Jose Santiago.  Byrd pitched with Boston and Cleveland last season.  He has a career 4.38 ERA, however, 2000 was one of the worst seasons of his 13 year career.

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